Apparently Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina do not know Hoosiers. We can see through the ruse and understand the optics. We will not be fooled.
For Cruz, who is mathematically eliminated from winning the Republican presidential nomination going into the summer convention to be so audacious to choose a running mate is be overly presumptuous.
Cruz is also insulting Hoosier intelligence.
We can do the math. We can read the papers. We know that Hoosiers will either keep your campaign alive or seal your fate.
Choosing a vice presidential running mate does not make you more acceptable or more likely to become the nominee.
For this Hoosier, Cruz reminds me of the huckster at a medicine show hawking snake oil. Or Cruz brings back memories of televangelists living lives of sin while scamming Grannies out of their pennies to support their lifestyle anathema to their preaching.
Hoosiers will not be pawns. Hoosiers will make up their minds without gimmicks and pandering.
Hoosiers may not agree with Donald Trump or John Kasich on all issues, but that does not mean Hoosiers find your shutting down the government and being so rigid as to disrupt governance all that palatable either.
The stunt on Wednesday naming a running mate only makes this Hoosier determined to not vote for Cruz.
While I do like Fiorina, I find this a kink in her armor by accepting the Cruz “Hail Mary” and trying to run with the play. I expected better of Fiorina.
From the Cornfield, give us a break. Don’t misread Hoosiers and do not malign our intelligence or ability to cast an informed decision on your candidacy.
Hoosiers are independent stock.
We will vote not on stunts, but on realities that hit home.